While many common oils and butters are indeed comedogenic (i.e. pore clogging), there are also those that are non-comedogenic. In fact non-comedogenic oils help clarifying the pores. Oquist's face products are made out of non-comedogenic ingredients that are suitable for all skin types, including acne prone skin.
Since our product strategy is multifunctionality it also means the products are developed to suit all skin types. When it comes to the skin of the face the 6-in-1 Anti Aging Serum suits all skin types, from young to mature, from dry to acne prone and sensitive skin. They are all free from preservatives and skin irritants and suit even the most delicate skin. The formulas are non-comedogenic and won't clog pores. We don't believe in creating different products just to sell more units. Instead we believe in potent formulas so that the same product can be used by the whole family.
I have oily skin and my dermatologist says oil/butter based products will clog my pores?
Which skin types are the different products made for?
I have dry skin and I am afraid the products will not be hydrating enough since they don't contain any water
A common misconception is that hydration comes from the water in water based creams. The fact is that hydration of the skin comes from water molecules in the air and from the water we drink and eat. It is then up to our skin barrier to keep this water balance. A disrupted skin barrier function is what leads to dryness of skin (and many other skin problems), so the priority should be getting your skin barrier and skin microbiome functioning again. Oquist's products are designed to nourish your skin barrier function while also giving it an immediate feeling of hydration.
Yes, no animals or animal byproducts are used in the formulas. Also neither we nor or our suppliers tests on animals
Are the products vegan and cruelty free?
Yes, our Tocopherol is derived from sea buckthorn.
Are the products gluten and soy free?
They don't last less than regular water based products, thanks to the absence of water. Bacteria and mold needs water to grow. Although our products may last for several years we recommend using them within 2 years and 6 months from the date when the packaging was first opened.
How long do the products last, given they do not contain preservatives?
Oquist's products are 100% preservative free which decreases the risk for irritation/reaction. The formulas are also free from other common irritants such as Alcohol, Perfume, SLS, PEG etc. However, if your have individual sensitivity to specific ingredients, please check the ingredient lists before use
I have sensitive/reactive skin, which products should I avoid?
We would still recommend the 6-in-1 Anti Aging Serum. The name is "Anti Age" because this is unfortunately the solution most consumers are looking for. This doesn't mean that the product consists of any harmful ingredients for young skin. Compared to pure retinol (which is used both for wrinkle control as well as teenage acne) the ingredients in the Serum are less intense and will not harm young skin in any way. If you have very dry skin the 4-in-1 Body Cream could be a good compliment. Treating young skin without preservatives and other irritants will prolong the long-term juvenility of the skin.
I am in my 20ies and don't need anti aging products yet, which face product would suit my skin?